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Written by Erik van den Elsen   

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Instituto Nacional de Investiga??o e Desenvolvimento Agr?rio

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Founded in 1979, INIDA has as main obligations the research and development in the field of agrarian technologies and natural resources management; the diffusion of scientific and technical knowledge available for the agriculture, forestry, husbandry and environmental sectors; the professional education and higher education in the agriculture, forestry, husbandry and environmental areas. INIDA has special responsibilities in the combat to desertification in Cape Verde, having produced the existing studies on desertification, erosion and soil and water conservation.
INIDA has two Departments: (1) Department for Agriculture and Husbandry; (2) Environmental Sciences Department.
Being the research and development agency of the Cape Verde Government for agriculture and environment, INIDA is the main responsible for the erosion and desertification studies in the Country, and the local focal point for the UNCCD. Close relations will be established with other Governmental Institutions with relevance for the desertification combat. Furthermore, INIDA will establish links to the local authorities whenever necessary to implement field trials and for dissemination purposes.



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Cabo Verde

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Isaurinda Baptista

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Overall team coordinator under DESIRE, INIDA?s Director of Research, she is specialist in soils with a wide experience in field and laboratory soil research. Image

Jacques de Pina Tavares.


MSc in erosion risk cartography (Dijon), he is finishing his PhD in Soil Erosion quantification (Dijon). Ing. Jacques Tavares will act as Technical and Scientific Coordinator under DESIRE

Isildo Gomes

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Has a degree in Biology by the Coimbra University and a Master in Natural Resources Management by the ISA-UTLisbon. He is finishing a Ph.D. in the same institution. He devoted most of his professional life to Nature conservation, being one of the main responsible for the implementation of Nature Protected Areas in Cape Verde. He is INIDA?s President. Image
Amarildo dos Reis   Has a degree on Watershed Management/Hydrology (Arizona). Under DESIRE he will work on soil and water degradation processes monitoring and soil and water management techniques. Image
Jo?o Moreno Spencer


Is a specialist in Agro-meteorology and in GIS and Remote Sensing. He has a degree given by the AGRHYMET- Niamey, and a Post-graduation in GIS by IAO- Italia. He was the responsible for the ROSELTE project at INIDA. He is the responsible for the Climate monitoring and analysis and for Remote Sensing under DESIRE. Image
Jo?o Ol?mpio Mendes de Carvalho   Has a degree in Agronomy with interests in soils and agro-chemistry given by the (Moscow), and a MSc in Geography, (Remote sensing and soil conservation by the Oregon State University). His interests lie on soil conservation and soil salinization processes and amendment. Image

Mrs. Isaurinda Baptista has a MS degree in Agronomy with specialty in Soil fertility and has been a researcher at INIDA for 17 years. Her main domains of interest are research management, applied research in the areas of soil fertility, crop nutrition, crop production, species and variety testing. After being head of the department of agriculture and livestock for 7 years, she is currently INIDA?s research director, coordinating research in all technical and scientific departments. At national level she has coordinated several projects: interCRSP ? a regional project for the implementation of activities related to soil fertility management, technology transfer, environmental impact and soil and water conservation in collaboration with the university of Hawaii; Integrated Crop Production and protection (PPI); and FAO regional project on Vegetable Production and development in Africa. She lectures at INIDA?s training Center and does consultancies in the domains of her specialties.

Institution works related to Desertification and Erosion

 INIDA/PRODAP, 1997. Utilisation du paillage l?ger et de la haie vive dans la lutte contre l ?rosion en zone semi-aride de montagne. Project de recherche appliqu?e. R?sultats des suivis de campagne agricole. Praia. Santiago.
 Querido, A . 1999. Watershed system analysis for evaluating the efficiency of soil and water conservation works: a case study of Ribeira Seca, Island of Santiago, Cape Verde.
 Baptista, I. 2000. Effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the nutrient status and yield of dryland crops in Cape Verde. Proceedings of the combined InterCRSP annual workshop of the West group.
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